January 20, 2017 Subject:
Slipping' When He's Slidin'
This One Rolls Along Until Bobby Pulls Out The Slide After Drums."Blind Avocodo Bob-o Should Have Practiced At Home,Not During Performances.Seems The Wind Comes Out Of The Sails A Bit Hence.
July 16, 2013 Subject:
Incredible energy throughout!!
This is an amazing show. The highlights being a fiery Brown Eyed Women, a terrific runthrough of LLR with a killer Jerry solo,a superior Let It Grow that stretches out for 17 minutes, and then absolutely every second of Estimated Prophet until the end of the show (give or take a few minutes in the Drums area). Jerry is on fire during Prophet, soul meltingly so, and then Phil catches some of that fire and busts out an down and dirty beat for Eyes!!.
This may be one of my favorite Eyes of the World. Definitely top 10. Really up beat and moving. Lots of energy here.
Everything else is just icing on the cake at this point, NFA is long and grooving with some great tones Jerry.
July 31, 2012 Subject:
rainy sunday in New England
This was another in a series of great shows that spring. I went to the phenomenal 5/11/78 Springfield concert, then the 5/13/78 show in Philly, back in the car to cruise up to RI for this one. Pouring rain going up NJ turnpike , we witnessed a laughable & memorable moment, some person driving without use of wipers, was trying to 'manually' work the wipers (meaning his left arm was out the window, moving them back & forth in the driving rain). unforgettable! LL Rain was totally appropriate for this show, and always one of my favorite Bobby tunes, especially when Jerry cranked up his solo spot. This archive is great, as you can check out shows you went to, but never got a tape or copy of!
July 30, 2012 Subject:
This is one of my new favorites!
If you don't have time for much be sure to check out the Brown Eyed Women and check out the WTF moment! It's at about 2:15, it almost sounds like it skips, but every version I've heard has it. It's just phenomenal playing!
I also recommend the Estimated! Nice funky jam.
The entire show has great energy!
Thanks for the incredible recording Mr. Miller!
May 31, 2012 Subject:
Looks Like Rain - Jerry Solo
I wrote this review for one of the AUD copies. Probably belongs here as it was this copy I was listening to when I got my face blown off.
I don't go around looking for great versions of LLR, though I do know of a couple (this one and 9-21-82 really strike me). Coupla years ago I burned this first set to disc to listen to in the car. Not sure why, maybe someone recommended it? Anyway I'm listening to a pleasant first set then LLR comes on. It's well played and all, but when the solo hits I was just stunned. I rewound it and listened to that minute of the song dozens of times. It's just freaking incredible. The copy I was listening to was a SBD. Just listened to this because I was trying to find *that* LLR again - must have given away the CD I burned. Listening on speakers built into my computer I'm not sure the aud packs the same punch as far as this solo is concerned.
Even if you don't particularly care for LLR, get the sbd, play it very loud and listen to not just garcia's phrasing but the way the band coalesces behind him. 50 seconds of absolutely triumphant Garcia.
No rating because I haven't heard the whole show yet.
March 8, 2011 Subject:
one of the best of 1978!
Another great transfer by Mr. Miller and a really great show - hangs right in there with 2/3 and 2/5.
Have become a fan of early 1978, the energy in some of those shows is incredible!!
October 27, 2010 Subject:
May 1978 - A sound of its own
Countless collectors through the years have labeled Spring/Summer tours of 1978 as being boring, uninspired and lame. I think this opinion will change after more people take the time to listen to shows like this one. The BEW and Let It Grow are outstanding renditions. Garcia employed a thick tone courtesy of Wolf during these tours which adds a fun, country jazz flair to the jams.
October 9, 2010 Subject:
let it grow
is almost 18 mins.
August 21, 2010 Subject:
After 32 YEARS!!!!!
Right on Charlie!!!You did it again. At last, one of the underrated shows from an unappreciated tour! Spring, '78! Dig this.....and I thought the SB never existed!
Jerry>Solo during Estimated! Unreal! Long intro to NFA>a beauty, subtle even for '77-'78!
August 10, 2010 Subject:
Loving this show
Great pre-egypt 78 show! The Let It Grow and Estimated -> Eyes are the big highlights, but the rest is really a solid show as well.
Charlie's transfer is superb as usual, great to have a nice board of this show - I'm going to create a CD, something I don't usually do :)